Tag Archives: squash

Entertain with ease with fresh, tasty side dishes

The perfect plates for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike! One of the food-related questions I am asked most often is what to serve visiting vegetarians or vegans. It can be challenging today to satisfy a variety of tastes and appetites. … Continue reading

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Sunchoke-stuffed squash

One of the things I love most about the Farmers’ Feast project (and about visiting farmers’ markets in general) is that it gets me working with new-to-me ingredients. This month, the sunchokes and Delicata squash included in my mystery basket … Continue reading

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Cavena Nuda (Oat Groats) Risotto with Squash

Oat Groats, Naked Oats or Rice of the Prairies … three names for one of the newest darlings of the Canadian farming scene: Cavena Nuda.  It’s an amazing variety of hull-less (naked, get it?) developed by researchers at Agriculture Canada … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Winter Edition

During the height of the growing season, visiting the Ottawa Farmers’ Market (OFM) is my version of a kid’s trip to the candy store. The selection and quality of the products available is dazzling, and sets my mind spinning about all … Continue reading

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Roasted Acorn Squash with Cardamom and Maple Syrup

Squash is hands-down one of my favourite winter vegetables. I love it in soup, risottos and so much more and it makes frequent appearances as a side dish in all sorts of meals I serve. The only downside, to me, … Continue reading

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Grab and go breakfasts

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but let’s face it, not everyone has the time, energy or inclination to prepare and enjoy a big meal first thing in the morning. I’ve met many … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

While some squash soup recipes call for the squash to be boiled in broth, I find that roasting it first makes for a richer tasting soup. The apples and squash combine here to make a nicely sweet flavour, but if … Continue reading

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